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Modak is a very popular offering / neivedyam recipe for lord Ganesha during Ganesha Chaturthi. There are different way one can make a modak. Today i have used dry fruits and dates to make the modak.  Its a very quick and healthy recipe, which can be made in 15 minutes .
These dry fruits modak make a great treat during festive season.

There is no cooking required. Only the ingredients and grinder or mixer  and modak mold is required.

There is no added sugar in the modak. The sweetness comes from the dates. These Delicious Dry Fruits Modak are Ganesha's favorite treat which are  healthy,  guilt-free, sugar-free indulgence for this festive season !!!

You can check the entire collection of Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes here.

Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves:  15-18


More Modak Recipes

Ukadiche Modak With Coconut Jaggery Filling
 Ukadiche Modak with Seasame Seed Jaggery /Til gur Stuffing
Fried Modak
Til Modak / Sesame Seeds Modak 
Mawa Modak /Peda Modak


    Almonds- ¼ cup
   Walnuts- ¼ cup
   Cashewnuts - ¼ cup
   Soft dates- about 15 ( add more if you like it more sweeter) (seeds removed)
   Raisins -  ¼ cup
   Ghee - 1 tsp (optional)
   Green Cardamom- 2 pods ( finely crushed)

  1)  First chop and then dry roast the nuts until slightly golden on a low medium heat for 5 minutes.

  2)  Remove and let cool.
  3)  Finely chop dates and Raisins.
  4)  Mean while crush the cardamom and keep aside.
  5)  Add the toasted nuts in a mixer and grind it to a coarse mixture.

  6)  Now add the dates , Raisins / kismiss  and cardamom and grind till smooth.It will come together like a dough.

  7) If it is not coming together than you can add  1 tsp of ghee and pulse again.
  8)  Remove the mixture into the plate.Mix well.
  9)  you can use a modak mould or you can mould it by hand.
  10)  To shape them by hand, make a lime-sized ball first and then, holding the ball in the palm of one hand, use the fingers of your other hand to pull up the top of the ball, thus forming a fig shape. OR
  11)  Grease the modak molds with ghee.

 12) Take a some mixture, place it in modak mould and press the  mixture with your fingers for a few seconds so that it gets the shape of mould.

 13) Gently unmould and remove the excess modak mixture from the edges of the modak.
 14) Place the modaks over a greased plate/ thali.
 15) Repeat the same with the rest of mixture.

                                                       Serve as neivedaym to Lord Ganesha.

16) Store the modaks in a air-tight container.
17) These should last at room temperature for about 4-5 days.

Dry Fruits Modak Recipe is a festive sweet recipe and also can be served for an after school snack for kids.


1) You can use any nuts and dry fruits of your choice.
2) You can use only dates if you have no dry fruits at all.
2) Modak moulds are easily available in steel utensils shops or online in amazon also.

Hope you all have a glorious festive season ahead and may Ganesha, the destroyer of obstacles grace you with Peace and Love !!!

Ganapati Bappa Morya!!!


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